2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) Over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or aspirin.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 960 652 70.7 67.0-74.2 308 29.3 25.8-33.0
GENDER
Male 356 235 70.0 63.8-75.5 121 30.0 24.5-36.2
Female 604 417 71.1 66.4-75.4 187 28.9 24.6-33.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 686 470 70.6 66.1-74.7 216 29.4 25.3-33.9
Non-Hispanic Black 169 115 69.9 60.5-77.9 54 30.1 22.1-39.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 99 72 76.7 66.2-84.7 27 23.3 15.3-33.8
45-54 190 124 66.0 57.0-74.0 66 34.0 26.0-43.0
55-64 230 156 69.5 61.4-76.6 74 30.5 23.4-38.6
65-74 245 167 72.2 64.6-78.6 78 27.8 21.4-35.4
75+ 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 163 66.0 58.4-72.9 97 34.0 27.1-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 328 230 75.3 69.4-80.3 98 24.7 19.7-30.6
College Graduate 263 179 67.5 59.9-74.3 84 32.5 25.7-40.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 169 116 73.6 64.7-80.8 53 26.4 19.2-35.3
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 115 84 72.7 61.7-81.5 31 27.3 18.5-38.3
$50,000-74,999 110 76 75.6 64.7-83.9 34 24.4 16.1-35.3
$75,000+ 164 116 73.4 64.6-80.7 48 26.6 19.3-35.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 117 71.8 62.4-79.6 51 28.2 20.4-37.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 568 370 67.6 62.4-72.3 198 32.4 27.7-37.6
No 389 279 74.7 69.1-79.5 110 25.3 20.5-30.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 93 70.9 61.1-79.0 55 29.1 21.0-38.9
Non-Veteran 812 559 70.7 66.6-74.4 253 29.3 25.6-33.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 178 125 71.6 63.2-78.7 53 28.4 21.3-36.8
Regional City or Suburban County 224 159 72.6 65.0-79.0 65 27.4 21.0-35.0
Rural 558 368 69.2 64.0-73.9 190 30.8 26.1-36.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 334 250 75.9 70.0-80.9 84 24.1 19.1-30.0
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 330 219 69.2 62.5-75.2 111 30.8 24.8-37.5
Unable to Work 228 130 59.6 50.9-67.7 98 40.4 32.3-49.1
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 193 124 68.6 59.9-76.1 69 31.4 23.9-40.1
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 399 281 73.2 67.6-78.2 118 26.8 21.8-32.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 168 117 71.8 62.4-79.6 51 28.2 20.4-37.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 242 159 69.5 60.9-77.0 83 30.5 23.0-39.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 433 303 73.0 67.6-77.7 130 27.0 22.3-32.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 285 190 67.6 60.7-73.9 95 32.4 26.1-39.3

Back to Chronic Pain.

*Asked of respondents that stated they were doing something to cope with their Chronic Pain.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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